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Naked Eye Astronomy, Winter Edition–Are You Sirius? ***Date changed***
February 21 @ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pmFree
***PLEASE NOTE: Due to predicted cloudy weather, this program will be held on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21***
Join OCCA Vice President, Jim Hill for an evening of naked eye astronomy as we tour the spectacular night sky of February. The winter sky provides a wonderful array of zero and first magnitude stars (the lower the magnitude, the brighter the star!). We will explore constellations including Orion, Gemini and Taurus; the magnificent asterism known as the winter circle; and the open star cluster, the Pleiades. If we’re lucky, we might get a glimpse of the most distant object you can see with the naked eye, Andromeda.
Meet at 7pm at Mohican Farm. Most of this program will take place outside, so dress for the weather and bring a chair so that you don’t have to sit on frozen or snowy ground. Binoculars are optional. Hot chocolate and a snack will be served.
In the event of cloudy/bad weather, program will take place on Friday, February 21.